Ringo Starr, 77, Dropping New Album with a Little Help From His (Famous) Friends

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr marked his 77th birthday on July 7 with a gift for his fans—Give More Love, a new solo album due out in September.

Not only that, Starr enlisted a little help from his friends—particularly the famous ones—for the disc, which includes tracks featuring fellow Beatle Paul McCartney, rock legend Peter Frampton, Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh (technically Starr’s brother-in-law) and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ co-founder and keyboardist Benmont Tench.

Other guest performers on the album include the Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart, singer/songwriter Richard Marx, Walsh’s Eagles bandmate Timothy B. Schmit, Toto’s Steve Lukather, blues star Edgar Winter, musician and producer Don Was and Grammy-winning songwriter and producer Glen Ballard.

The album, Starr’s 19th solo effort and his first since 2015, also includes bonus tracks, one of which is the original demo for his hit “Back Off Boogaloo.”

And it’s not just the album that boasts an impressive “Starr” line-up, so to speak. According to the Los Angeles Times, Starr celebrated his birthday at Hollywood’s Capitol Records Tower with famous pals including, “director David Lynch, legendary Texas blues rocker Edgar Winter, the Animals’ Eric Burdon, E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren, L.A. singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis and drummers Jim Keltner and Matt Sorum, among others.”

The album drops on September 15, and Starr will follow it up with a short October residency at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas and then a tour. No word yet on Canadian tour dates.